I had one of the hogue / how's 20" 308 rifles. A bit of tuning with reload / custom ammo and it would put 3 rnds in an inch at 300 yds. 5 rnd groups 1/2" at 100 all day long. The advantage of the 20" barrel is a pound less and less harmonics than a 24". Plus much easier to move in woods or from vehicle. Going to purchase another with removable mag. Besides if the action is good enough for weatherby who am I to question.